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Dodecado is a building block of light that allows you to design your own sculptures. NEW CHRISTMAS SPECIAL PLEDGE

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What they are saying about Dodecado...

CNET : Some of our favorite crowd-funded lighting concepts - Dodecado is a fun, interactive LED light fixture that you can mold to suit you mood.

Jenn Choi, Toys Are Tools, at Maker Faire NY 2013:
Dodecado Fusion! You are the light of my dreams! Can you imagine taking one of these Dodecahedrons and just walking away with it... It's so beautiful!
A spokesperson from LED Strip Lights Co. UK said (PRweb UK):  

"We always welcome innovative new ideas to the LED market, and the design of this product perfectly demonstrates how easily LED technology can be joined with innovative designs and creativity from start-up companies like Dodecado. The use of LED bulbs to create different colour combinations and shapes is a great idea, and one which deserves support from prospective customers."

What is Dodecado?

Dodecado is an illuminated dodecahedron whose magnetic properties allow you to stick it onto any side of another Dodecado or any other magnetic surface. Each pentagonal side of the Dodecado allows for versatility and flexibility when fashioning your light sculpture. Your creation can then be used to light up any living space, study space, or areas of darkness that need to be lit.

What can I do with it?

 It can be used for decorative purposes in any living space. Its high light intensity allows it to be used also as a functional desk lamp. Dodecado also comes with a rechargeable battery-powered option - DodecadoPlus, which can be used as a single unit or as part of a mounted sculpture of Dodecados. It can be used independently of the PowerDeck as a portable unit for outdoor activities, and in case of emergency, power outage, etc. Each PowerDeck can support up to 8 Dodecados at a time. Additional PowerDecks can support additional sets of Dodecados.

Watch me light up as I go up! (And change shape too!)
Watch me light up as I go up! (And change shape too!)
Sculpt me up!

Build me up to light up your space!


Some examples of what you can do with DodecadoPlus:

Use me as a nightlight!
Use me as a nightlight!
Use me to light up your workspace.
Use me to light up your workspace.
Use in case of power outage.
Use in case of power outage.

What makes Dodecado stand out?

Dodecado is a revolutionary product that combines functionality and design with your creativity. Your space, light it up the way you wish, and remodel as often as you like. Dodecado’s unique construction uses diffusive material that emits uniform light as you build it. Its magnetic design gives you the freedom to stick it onto any face of your sculpture or any other magnetic surface leading to unlimited possibilities. The LED component of the light is eco-friendly as it consumes less energy compared to traditional lighting sources. The adaptability of Dodecado differentiates it from traditional LED lamps in that the rechargeable unit can be used as a portable light source.

What are the building blocks?

Dodecado - basic building block that lights up as you place it on a PowerDeck or on a light sculpture.

DodecadoFusion - basic building block with 2 different colored LEDs that lights up as you place it on a PowerDeck or on a light sculpture.

DodecadoPlus - basic building block with a built-in rechargeable battery. It can be lit independent of PowerDeck once charged.

PowerDeck - power supply for Dodecado and DodecadoPlus, with wall plug.

 
 

PRODUCT DETAILS

Dodecado

Dodecado Fusion

Color combinations: 15 different combinations

DodecadoPlus

Battery Operational Time: 2.5 hours (independent of any power source)

Rechargeable: Either from PowerDeck or other Dodecado that is connected to it

PowerDeck

Universal input: 110-240VAC

Available in: North American & European wall plugs

Color Swatch 

Here are the various LED color options available for Dodecado and Dodecado Plus. For the Dodecado Fusion, you can choose any combination of 2 from these 6 colors.

Let's get creative!

Our Green Commitment

Environment-Friendly Features of Dodecado
The LED lights within each Dodecado are environment-friendly and sustainable due to their superior efficiency in emitting high intensity light with minimal electrical input as compared to traditional light bulbs. The lighting and circuitry are constructed free of mercury and lead, which are known to be toxic to the environment. The average lifetime for an LED light is known to last beyond 50,000 hours. LEDs are also known to produce much less waste than traditional light bulbs. 



*Note: Beyond the 50,000 hours of lighting use (which would last you 5 years if you had it lit 24 hours a day, every day of the year - or 22 years if you had it lit for 6 hours a day), the Dodecado would still be a functional light source, although a bit dimmer (perfect for ambience). In comparison to traditional lamps that last only as long as the bulb, which is 2500 hours (or about a year if you had it lit for 6 hours a day) upon which the bulb will stop emitting light altogether.

This greatly reduces the amount of lighting equipment that reach the landfill, further reinforcing our commitment to the Earth as an eco-friendly product.

Second-Life Packaging
Each Dodecado is individually packaged with recycled material that is designed to be re-used as a pencil holder and as a coaster. Our philosophy of reducing waste through recycling as part of Our Green Commitment can be seen in our packaging as it now receives a second life.

GOALS

Pledge Rewards

There can be many wonderful different combinations that can be made with the Dodecado Family. Given below are a few of these combinations.

If you require a different combination that is not shown in the pledges, Please send us a message or email and we will inform you of the amount to pledge. 


The journey of Dodecado:

Having been in the industry (product development from conception to manufacturing) for almost a decade, we have established relationships with many local sources. Our sources will be handling the printed circuit board manufacturing, assembly of electronic parts, and the final assembly will be done in-house at our own facilities here in Montreal. 


Initial Product Concept Sketches (April 2013)
Initial Product Concept Sketches (April 2013)
Paper cutout of the Dodecado (May 2013)
Paper cutout of the Dodecado (May 2013)
First 3D print & the very first time we lit it up!
First 3D print & the very first time we lit it up!
Experimenting with different materials.
Experimenting with different materials.
Experimenting with different circuitry, batteries, and magnets.
Experimenting with different circuitry, batteries, and magnets.

Initial assembly of Prototypes (August 2013)
Initial assembly of Prototypes (August 2013)
Initial 3D print of PowerDeck (August 2013)
Initial 3D print of PowerDeck (August 2013)
Assembly process (August 2013)
Assembly process (August 2013)
Where all the magic happens! (our temporary workspace)
Where all the magic happens! (our temporary workspace)
One of our contract manufacturers and electronic part assemblers in Montreal.
One of our contract manufacturers and electronic part assemblers in Montreal.

Product Development Plan

End April - Product concept sketches
May - Move into new office, begin product design / Paper cutout of the Dodecado shape
June - First 3D print of shape, worked on different iterations (smoothing out the edges, creating magnet holders, fitting the magnet holders into the holes, experimenting with different magnet sizes and different materials with varying optical properties). Patent applied for.
July - Worked on the circuitry and figuring out the electrical technicalities (designing a circuit board, voltage input, etc.) / Created very first prototype with local supplied. Patent acknowledged and pending.
August - Received first shipment of prototype parts from sources and assembled first prototypes / introduced multiple colored LEDs / Conception and initial 3D print of the PowerDeck
Early September - Kickstarter Launch
Mid September - Moving into a larger facility and setting up assembly workshops / Working on finalizing the product design & ensure durability and stability (obtain UL licensing, etc.) / Finalize product mold to our source
End October - End of Kickstarter Campaign / Place final number of quantity orders to our sources (product mold, magnets, circuits, wiring)
November - Receive shipment of parts / Begin assembly in-house

December - Send out first shipment of Dodecados

Our Specially Handcrafted Keychains

Our specially handcrafted keychains come from a local artisanal cooperative in La Paz, Bolivia. They are individually carved, painted, and sculpted with our logo painted on the back. 

Shipping

Shipping anywhere within Canada is included in the Pledge price. 

Shipping within the USA will be an additional $15

For Shipping rates outside of Canada and USA, additional shipping charge based on your location will be sent to you. 

Meet the Team

Imtiaz Ahmed Baqui
Imtiaz has over 30 years of experience in the electrical, telecom and communications network industry, managing high budget projects. He is prime backer of the project and overseas marketing consultant. 

Vishnukanth Kumaraiah 
Vishnu is a go-getter! He brings forth almost a decade-worth of accounting experience and is our head shipping consultant. He gets everything done without pulling a sweat. 

Rajuran Lingesparan 
Raj is a conceptual illustrator and graphic artist extraordinaire, working on website design and conceptual sketches. He also works as a production manager bringing forth over 5 years of experience

Sarathkumar Kumaraiah 
Sharath is a multi-skilled engineer, designing products from scratch. Everything from industrial, to circuitry and electronics, he has 12 years of experience in the LED industry and holds 6 patents.

Eihab Baqui 
Eihab completed his B.Eng. at Concordia University in Electrical Engineering and has since accumulated 8 years of experience in the LED lighting industry. He currently holds 6 patents. He is also a visionary photographer and cinematographer; capturing the essence and magic of Dodecado.


A final note from the Team

We've worked so hard for over 6 months on bringing this product to life. Through combining all our skills, talents, and beliefs (social responsibility, eco-friendly, universal accessibility), we have created a product that is not only a testament to our integrity, but also one that YOU can use to stimulate your imagination while using it as a functional lamp to light up your space. Our slogan, "Light up your space one block at a time", also reflects the effect this product will have on your creativity, by lighting up your imagination and sparking the creative artiste within you, one block at a time. With that, it is now upto you. We are relying completely on you to make our dream happen. We are open to your feedback and critiques on the product and we are eager to see what you come up with using the building blocks of light! We've had fun building our light sculptures, now it's your turn! Light up your world, one block at a time and share your creations with us! We'd be more than happy to share them with our community!

Our Philosophy

After 16 years in the industry, we wanted to create a company with an eco-friendly backbone that designed and assembled its products locally (within Canada). LEDAMP Industries was born and its very first offspring is Dodecado. We strongly believe in creating and sharing innovative products with you, the consumer, while being as transparent about the process and the products as possible. We worked hard to drive down the costs where possible without compromising quality or design. 


Connect with us!

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Check out the latest shots & applications of Dodecado!
Check out the latest shots & applications of Dodecado!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

With years of experience in production planning and executing, we have noticed that delays from suppliers are not uncommon. These can be due to a number of factors including a shortage of components
Though we have established strong relationships with various suppliers who can handle large volumes and who can scale to requirements and demand, it needs to be recognized that supplier delays can pose a challenge
Whilst it is also not possible to predict every situation, with our experience we can try and mitigate any hurdle to keep with our delivery schedule

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